William Rothenstein

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William Rothenstein
1872-1945
A Scene From Voltaire's "La Pucelle"
1896
Pen and black ink, inkwash, and graphite, on paper.
8 7/16 x 10 1/2 inches (214 x 266 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2448
Inscription: 

Quotation from the text written in ink in the artist's hand within the image at upper right: On voit déjà la ville où la justice Arrangeait tout pour cet affreux supplice; column of figures in pencil on verso.

Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Notes: 

Published title from the Savoy.
Drawing for an etching by Rothenstein, published in The Savoy, no. 1 (London : Smithers, 1896), p. 147.

Summary: 

Drawing shows the figure of Joan of Arc astride a winged donkey, viewed from the back, as she flies into battle over ranks of troops below.

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